OAN’s Daniel Baldwin
12:18 PM – Thursday, November 30, 2023
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the state of Texas was suing Pfizer for allegedly misrepresenting the efficacy of the company’s COVID-19 vaccine and working to censor public discussion regarding the jab.
“By the end of 2021, official government reports showed that in at least some places a greater percentage of the vaccinated were dying from COVID-19 than the unvaccinated,” the petition read. “Pfizer’s vaccine plainly was not ‘95% effective.’”
Specifically Paxton is claiming that the pharmaceutical company violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, because Pfizer “engaged in false, deceptive, and misleading acts.”
“In a nutshell, Pfizer deceived the public,” the suit read.
“We are pursuing justice for the people of Texas, many of whom were coerced by tyrannical vaccine mandates to take a defective product sold by lies,” Paxton said in a press release. “The facts are clear. Pfizer did not tell the truth about their COVID-19 vaccines. Whereas the Biden Administration weaponized the pandemic to force illegal public health decrees on the public and enrich pharmaceutical companies, I will use every tool I have to protect our citizens who were misled and harmed by Pfizer’s actions.”
The suit revolves around allegations that Pfizer deceived the public regarding its claims that the shot was 95% effective.
“When it began making those claims, Pfizer possessed on average only two months of clinical trial data from which to compare vaccinated and unvaccinated persons,” the lawsuit read. “Of 17,000 placebo recipients, only 162 acquired COVID-19 during this two-month period. Based on those numbers, vaccination status had a negligible impact on whether a trial participant contracted COVID-19.”
“The risk of acquiring COVID-19 was so small in the first instance during this short window that Pfizer’s vaccine only fractionally improved a person’s risk of infection,” the petition continued. “And a vaccine recipient’s absolute risk reduction—the federal Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) preferred efficacy metric—showed that the vaccine was merely 0.85% effective. Moreover, according to Pfizer’s own data, preventing one COVID-19 case required vaccinating 119. That was the simple truth. But Pfizer’s fusillade of public representations bore no resemblance to reality.”
Paxton also claimed that COVID cases increased as Pfizer sold and distributed millions of its shots to Americans. The Texas AG asserted that some areas of the U.S. recorded more COVID-related deaths among the vaccinated population than those who remained unvaccinated.
Paxton alleges that Pfizer then joined the Biden Administration in asking Big Tech companies to censor COVID-related misinformation.
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